Childminder in Gravesend

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About Me

With P.R.C. you have two registered Childminders minding your child for the price of one!

Whenever a childminder has to answer the door or do the school runs in a rainy day, you will always have the chance to have another childminder looking for your child and keeping them in the setting.

Our name is Sonia and Tiago Maia, we are originally from Portugal, married and have a son.
We have work experience in several fields (Library Business Co-ordinator in the Royal Institute of British Architects, Photographer, President of an Association, European Psychology Federation Representative, among other things along our life).

We have degrees in Applied Psychology, in the Superior Institute of Applied Psychology, and in Applied Foreign Languages to Economics, Management, Law and Culture, at the Portuguese Catholic University.

My Experience

Tiago:
During my time in the University I had the opportunity to study several approaches and ways of thinking regarding children's development, such as Piaget and Erikson, among others and studied them myself closely learning not only with other experts experience, but with my own. I had also the chance of being the opener speaker in the conference Baby Psychology given by the remarkable PhD Eduardo Sá (Authority in children’s psychology).

Sonia:
During my life, I had the opportunity to work as a babysitter for 16 years, where I worked with cancer children and disable ones.

As parents we also gained the most important experience in how to provide all children's needs, as in safety, health, development and happiness throughout all stages.

My Qualifications

Tiago:
I am a register Childminder with Ofsted and a member of NCMA since May 2011, and took my Paediatric First Aid Course in February 2011. In March 2011 I received my certificated in English Level 1 (I also speak Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian, from fluent to basic and I'm still learning Japanese). In June 2011 I took the course in Health and Food hygiene.

Sonia:
I am a register Childminder with Ofsted and a member of NCMA since December 2011, and took my Paediatric First Aid Course in November 2011, In December 2011 I received my certificated in English Level 1 (I also speak Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian, from fluent to basic and I'm still learning Chinese).

Our house was already inspected by Ofsted and the fire brigade.

My Availability

Monday to Friday:

* Start to work 6.30 am until the end of the day (pick-up hour to be arranged with parents).

Weekends:

* Work occasionally on weekends, days and hours to be arranged with parents.

Nights:

* Days and hours to be arranged with parents. Every day or occasionally as needed.

My Fees

Monday to Friday:
£4/hour

Bank Holidays:
Normal rate x2

Nights (after 20.00):
£6/hour

Weekends:
£8/hour


The prices include school runs, visits to pay parks and zoos and other expenses that may occur during the day.
Snacks and meals are also included (Breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner depending on time with childminder)

Reviews

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5 stars
Wonderful People!

Sonia and Tiago took care of my daughter from age 5 months until 9 months old and are wonderful people, they are patient, professional and very understanding, my daughter always enjoyed being in their care and I felt comfortable in knowing she was well looked after and well fed, I definitely reccommend them to any parent looking for childcare.

by on 28/04/2014

5 stars
Fantastic Childcare Provider

I have met childminder Tiago and his lovely family,we received a very warm welcome.The premises are safe, very clean and all toys and games incredibly tidy and organized.My daughter felt at home straight away and enjoyed her time spent there (She asked me if she could go every day!).A variety of games and educational entertainment is offered and we loved the fact that visits to the park,museums, leisure center and more fun things are all included in the childcare package,incredible value for money for an amazing childcare provider.Highly recommended. Maria

by on 21/07/2011

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